194: Phyllis Weiss Haserot: The degree of frustration I felt is enormous

//194: Phyllis Weiss Haserot: The degree of frustration I felt is enormous

194: Phyllis Weiss Haserot: The degree of frustration I felt is enormous

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Phyllis Weiss Haserot shares the leadership skills she has had to lean on as her husband’s Parkinson’s disease rapidly progressed while she is passionately pushing forward her work in cross-generational conversation at work.

Phyllis, dubbed “the cross-generational voice,” was born and raised in New York City/Manhattan to parents involved in liberal political movements – a lawyer and social worker, appreciative of diversity – who she believes would be very much in tune with her values and mission today. They taught her to question what is and to figure out things for herself. Always, at times when she felt she had no compelling dreams or passions, she put one foot in front of the other and kept going forward. Optimism, resilience and determination – you can’t Google those!

Her wonderful dad, who she was close to, unfortunately died when she was 16. From him she gained her interest in history, political science and law. He took her frequently to her then beloved Yankee games (though he preferred the other team), and she has been an avid baseball fan since (though switching allegiance to the Mets (given her husband’s sports tickets). She’s always had relatively easy relationships with males since early on – perhaps sports knowledge helped.

Phyllis emerged as a leader by third grade. She has always thrived on a diversity of interests, blessed with infinite curiosity and interest in meeting new people.

Her career trajectory evolved from an early career as an urban planner to marketing consultant to multigenerational workplace expert and champion of cross-generational conversation. In recent years, she realized the common thread in her path could be an interest in demographics and analysis of patterns to devise problem-solving strategies. A trailblazer in marketing/business development for law and other professional service firms, Phyllis leads as a consultant, facilitator, coach, speaker and thought-leading author of several business books. She is President & Founder of Practice Development Counsel and founder of Cross-Generational Conversation Day.

After living briefly in several other states for a few years early in her career, Phyllis, returned to New York, with a view looking out on the other river surrounding Manhattan. Her passions outside of work are musical theater, jazz, improve, baseball, and collecting and wearing wearable art. An active Cornell alum, she is married with one Millennial/Gen x cusper son on his 3rd career and a side hustle, who has followed his passions. She taught him well to be comfortable with strong women and to do his fair share of domestic tasks, like his father.

Tweetable Quotes and Mentions

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“People are really retreating more into their own tribes and afraid to address important things.” – Click to Tweet 

“We have to work at getting people to be a lot less resistant to talking to people they don’t really know.” – Click to Tweet   

“It’s very important to understand people’s perspectives and expectations.” – Click to Tweet 

“What kind of influences formed the way you think and behave?” – Click to Tweet

“To be curious about people is really a blessing.” – Click to Tweet 

“You can’t be a good relationship builder if you’re not curious about people.” – Click to Tweet 

“We need a lot more succession planning than is being done, in all kinds of industries.” – Click to Tweet

“We have to get beyond theoretical to make change.” – Click to Tweet 

“You can’t learn or acquire a practice by googling.” – Click to Tweet 

“Vulnerability helps create strong relationships.” – Click to Tweet 

“In all parts of our lives, networking is very important.” – Click to Tweet 

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Hump to Get Over

Phyllis Weiss Haserot shares the leadership skills she has had to lean on as her husband’s Parkinson’s disease rapidly progressed while she is passionately pushing forward her work in cross-generational conversation at work.

Advice for others

Make certain to focus on networking both personally and professionally.

Holding her back from being an even better leader

Needing to simplify.

Best Leadership Advice

Showing vulnerability, but with grit.

Secret to Success

Belief in people to come through in they’re inspired.

Best tools in business or life

Reading and conversing widely to understand people and connect the dots in patterns of behavior.

Recommended Reading

You Can’t Google It!: The Compelling Case for Cross-Generational Conversation at Work

Problem Solved: A Powerful System for Making Complex Decisions with Confidence and Conviction

Contacting Phyllis Weiss Haserot

website: https://www.youcantgoogleit.com/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pwhaserot/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/phylliswhaserot

Resources and Show Mentions

Call Center Coach

Public Speaking


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